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Default D2G "ezSBF" & Root 2.3.4/4.5.629 with magic md5

[ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .apk to root
I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)

Just download, allow unknown sources, install, open, select top root method (Gimli), reboot phone, done

no pc needed.



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see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gt5ufld_fajqA0fqRK_ed3sB_-PWtF82vLsXce5BTnE/edit
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D2G "ezSBF" & Root CD
Multi-device root cd


What is ezSBF?
Original D2G [TOOL] ezSBF D2G (not for 2.3.4/4.5.629)

bhigham/bhigham/beh modified root method based on New root method for stock 2.3.4 (621/622) found (Droid2, R2D2)

How this works
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Originally Posted Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:35 PM by phifc
There's an exploit in loadpreinstall.sh. It compares md5 sum files of preinstalled apps and if they're different, copies the md5 to the local cache. The preinstall just has an empty file in app/ so it will parse the md5 for it. Instead of an md5 sum, it contains a local.prop that allows adb root shell. So the system thinks it's copying the md5sum to the cache when it bounces off the symlink and overwrites the /data/local.prop, giving adb root on next reboot
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I have assembled a rooting CD for Droid 2 Global phones that have taken the .629 update.
I got the info on how to do this from phifc's post at
http://rootzwiki.com...nd-droid2-r2d2/
so all credit for this method go to phifc, djrbliss, and the others who developed the method.
I have simply taken the method, and assembled the tools for the Droid 2 Global.
Credit for the idea behind the CD method should go to 1KDS, as I have mostly patterned this CD after his method.
Credit should also go to Skrilax_CZ, as without his Motorola Android Firmware (De)packer, we wouldn't be able to have a CD under 50 meg.
I have tested this CD on my phone, and found it to work properly, but I can't guarantee that it will work for others. Others have also found it to work, but I can't guarantee you will have the same results.
You are welcome to try it, and I hope it is helpful to someone, but as with all modifications, you do so at your own risk.

Instructions for using this CD.
Download and burn this image file to CD. (or create bootable USB)
It might be a good idea to do a factory reset before starting this process, but you might be ok without it. My phone had already been rooted, so I had to sbf it back to stock, in order to test the CD, so I have only tried it after a factory reset.

1 Enable USB debugging on the phone,
2 Boot computer off of this CD
3 Hook up phone to computer (phone needs to be on at this point)
4 Start the root process by selecting option 1
5 When it says on the screen that phone needs placed in bootloader, (almost right away, as it only needs to send 1 command before placing in bootloader) power off the phone, and put it in bootloader by holding the up arrow on the keyboard of the phone while powering on.
6 when in bootloader and hooked up to the phone, press enter on the computer to proceed, a preinstall image will be flashed to the phone, providing the exploit that will root the phone.
7 When it has flashed, the phone should reboot. If it hangs when booting, unplug phone, remove battery, replace battery and power back on. When powered on, hook up cable again, and the process will continue (it will immediately reboot again)
8 When the phone reboots, ADB should be root, so it will push the necessary files to the phone, and reboot the phone again. Per Morlok8k, cache should be wiped to avoid bootloop problems, so the phone will be rebooted into Recovery.
9 You will have to press both volume buttons to enter recovery, where you should wipe cache partition and reboot.
If all went well, your phone should be rooted.
If you try it, please verify if it works for you, or gives you trouble.
Hope this helps someone.

I updated the CD (mainly just made it a bit smaller) and uploaded it to Mediafire
http://www.mediafire...394ha4dzjtyqpqb
I also uploaded it to rapidshare,
https://rapidshare.c..._CD-updated.iso
the md5 for the updated CD is
84ff5a572e98c3eb366cc6fec13f99d5
I also previously forgot to mention that this method works fine off a bootable usb drive, a CD is not necessary. I use Unetbootin to create the bootable usb, and it works well for me.
Update:
I went ahead and put together an [COLOR="rgb(255, 140, 0)"]EzSbf style CD that contains both the full .629 sbf, as well as the root option.[/COLOR]
I tested it out on my phone, and it appears to work fine. However, if you don't have over 1 GB of RAM, it will be necessary to reboot the computer between flashing 629, and rooting the phone. The reason for this is that the CD loads into RAM, and the SBF file unzips to around 600 Meg, and the preinstall to close to 300. So, they can't be both unzipped at once. I tried the idea of having the script rezip the sbf after flashing it, but it took longer than rebooting the computer. If you run this with under a GB of RAM, the computer will not be able to unzip the SBF, and will crash the script, without giving error messages, as when the command fails, it will try to advance.
All that to say, if someone wants the [COLOR="DarkOrange"]CD for recovery and root, here it is.
https://rapidshare.c...-and-RootCD.iso
md5 is
579d7d5095fc2560205033456db150a2

burn to cd with imgburn, or flash drive use UNetBootin for Windows

if you have a Mac
try How to burn an .iso on mac
and Boot your Mac from CD, DVD, external drive, or USB flash drive

My Links
Magic MD5 Root 2.3.4 for D2, R2D2, D2G, DX and 2.3.5 for DX2 - Google Docs

sd_shadow's [Collection] of Links: FAQs, Guides, Rooting, SBFs, ROMs... - Google Docs

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02 Oct 2012 added mac info
13 Oct 2012 added - Google Docs links
17 Oct 2012 added link to original ezSBF
20 Jan 2012 changed links, info.....
26 april 2013 added Framaroot

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thanks! it works in my D2G, was very easy, have no issue, not even with bootloop, nothing. Now my phone is rooted. amm i d like to ask if this method will work in a diferent phone or is exclusive for d2g? thanks for you answer, and thanks for posted it, was very helpfull. Note im sorry with my english but this is not my first languaje, thank!!.
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the multi device iso, works for d2, r2d2, d2g, dx, and dx2
the ezsbf iso's only work for the device in the name
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ok, thaks for your answer!
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I am new to this rooting stuff..
I have absolutely no idea what i am doing..
I have android 2.3.4 on a D2G
Kernel Version: 2.6.32.9-g177d714
I do not know how to start this process since it's in weird lingo. I do not understand most abbreviations.. I know CPU.. ROM RAM.. but nothing else. Could someone please send me the steps in plain english.. I really need help. I would love to have my phone rooted.. Thank you.
well we can do this step by step
I don't have kernel memorized, system version is 4.5.629, correct
first download D2G_4.5.629_SBF-and-RootCD.iso

edit:OK, kernel looks like D2G
download iso,
verify that it downloaded correctly with md5 check sum
How to verify the file was downloaded correct with
MD5/SHA-1 Hash Checksums


iso file is 219mb, but when placed on cd or usb drive, it is about 1/2 gb/ 500mb
and you need a pc or mac with atleast 1gb of memory

let me know when you get this far
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well we can do this step by step
I don't have kernel memorized, system version is 4.5.629, correct
first download D2G_4.5.629_SBF-and-RootCD.iso

edit:OK, kernel looks like D2G
download iso,
verify that it downloaded correctly with md5 check sum
How to verify the file was downloaded correct with
MD5/SHA-1 Hash Checksums


iso file is 219mb, but when placed on cd or usb drive, it is about 1/2 gb/ 500mb
and you need a pc or mac with atleast 1gb of memory

let me know when you get this far
Okay so i clicked the first link and started downloading the 219 mb file. do i need the 54 mb file as well?
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well we can do this step by step
I don't have kernel memorized, system version is 4.5.629, correct
first download D2G_4.5.629_SBF-and-RootCD.iso

edit:OK, kernel looks like D2G
download iso,
verify that it downloaded correctly with md5 check sum
How to verify the file was downloaded correct with
MD5/SHA-1 Hash Checksums


iso file is 219mb, but when placed on cd or usb drive, it is about 1/2 gb/ 500mb
and you need a pc or mac with atleast 1gb of memory

let me know when you get this far
Also, I am using a flash drive.. USB drive whatever you call it.. how do i tell what its capacity is?
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no, it's mostly for DX and DX2 users
no updated ezSBF was made for those 2
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no, it's mostly for DX and DX2 users
no updated ezSBF was made for those 2
okay cool thank you. I found out my flash drive is only 3.74 GB.. Is that okay?
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Also, I am using a flash drive.. USB drive whatever you call it.. how do i tell what its capacity is?
pc or mac? on pc start>computer find device, right click>properties
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well we can do this step by step
I don't have kernel memorized, system version is 4.5.629, correct
first download D2G_4.5.629_SBF-and-RootCD.iso

edit:OK, kernel looks like D2G
download iso,
verify that it downloaded correctly with md5 check sum
How to verify the file was downloaded correct with
MD5/SHA-1 Hash Checksums


iso file is 219mb, but when placed on cd or usb drive, it is about 1/2 gb/ 500mb
and you need a pc or mac with atleast 1gb of memory

let me know when you get this far
Wait... should i be downloading this on my droid or can i transfer it to droid later?
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and I suggest
right click> format>restore device defaults>quick format>start
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Wait... should i be downloading this on my droid or can i transfer it to droid later?
you want it on your pc, if you are downloading on phone, transfer when download is complete
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right click> format>restore device defaults>quick format>start
Even if it has nothing on it?
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yes, less chance of problems
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yes, less chance of problems
its telling me i cant perform this action cause some sort of disk cleanup is running.. i was running the stock cleanup for Dell and its done now.. but it wont let me format the disk still..
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okay cool thank you. I found out my flash drive is only 3.74 GB.. Is that okay?
you only need about 500mb, so yes
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its telling me i cant perform this action cause some sort of disk cleanup is running.. i was running the stock cleanup for Dell and its done now.. but it wont let me format the disk still..
should be fine, if mounting iso doesn't work, reboot pc, and try again
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okay the 219mb is downloaded. what do i do
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download UNetBootin for Windows

Live USB Flash Drive Instructions (Windows):
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Download UNetBootin for Windows
Download your favorite Linux ISO
Double click the Unetbootin Executable to start the program
(1) Click the Diskimage radio box
(2) browse to select your ISO
(3) Set your target USB drive
(4) click OK to start the creation
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Download your favorite Linux ISO
Double click the Unetbootin Executable to start the program
(1) Click the Diskimage radio box
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(4) click OK to start the creation
What is my favourite linux iso..
what would you suggest for a newb and android 2.3.4
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and download MD5 Checker

and read How to verify the file was downloaded correct with
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what would you suggest for a newb and android 2.3.4
in this case D2G_4.5.629_SBF-and-RootCD.iso

edit: the file 219mb, you just downloaded
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in this case D2G_4.5.629_SBF-and-RootCD.iso

edit: the file 219mb, you just downloaded
thats what i was thinking when i read that.. so i have Md5 and Unetbootin.. and something called Express burn..
now im going to use Unetbootin to select the 219 Mb and add it or whatever to the flash drive... then what?
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thats what i was thinking when i read that.. so i have Md5 and Unetbootin.. and something called Express burn..
now im going to use Unetbootin to select the 219 Mb and add it or whatever to the flash drive... then what?
verify that D2G_4.5.629_SBF-and-RootCD.iso
md5 is 579d7d5095fc2560205033456db150a2
with md5 checker

open md5 checker
copy/paste 579d7d5095fc2560205033456db150a2
select browse find D2G_4.5.629_SBF-and-RootCD.iso
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I didnt use the md5zip to verify.. but i went ahead and put the unetbootin thing and now it wants me to reboot. do i proceed?
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verify that D2G_4.5.629_SBF-and-RootCD.iso
md5 is 579d7d5095fc2560205033456db150a2
with md5 checker

open md5 checker
copy/paste 579d7d5095fc2560205033456db150a2
select browse find D2G_4.5.629_SBF-and-RootCD.iso
okay i just did it .. the codes match. thank you.
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you should verify
if it is correct, flash drive is good
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ok do you know how to boot to bootloader and android recovery?
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bootloader
Boot the phone into SBF loader:
Power down the phone.
Slide the keyboard out.
Press and hold the up arrow (↑) key.
Press the lock/power button.
Once the SBF loader screen pops up, release the up arrow key.

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Power down the phone.
Slide out the keyboard.
Press and hold the X button on the physical keyboard.
Press the power button.
Once you see a warning sign with an android robot appear, press Volume Up and Down buttons.

(Use volume keys to scroll; power button to select)
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make sure battery is fully charged, before starting root program
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reboot pc and select boot from usb
Hit F12 (sometimes F8 or esc)
should say when pc is booting
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Hit enter at the yellow "boot baby... boot" screen
You will see yellow dots for 3-5 minutes then the script will start
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bootloader
Boot the phone into SBF loader:
Power down the phone.
Slide the keyboard out.
Press and hold the up arrow (↑) key.
Press the lock/power button.
Once the SBF loader screen pops up, release the up arrow key.

android recovery

Power down the phone.
Slide out the keyboard.
Press and hold the X button on the physical keyboard.
Press the power button.
Once you see a warning sign with an android robot appear, press Volume Up and Down buttons.

(Use volume keys to scroll; power button to select)
i just rebooted my pc.. what do i do/.
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I got my phone into bootloader.. it says connect usb. do i?
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no just press power and reboot phone
turn phone on, connect to pc with usb cable

on phone check usb debugging (settings/apps/development)

on phone select charge only usb mode (pull down usb settings from top info bar)
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you need bootloader and android recovery later
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is battery fully charged?
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did you see yellow "boot baby... boot" screen
and yellow dots for 3-5 minutes
then your options?
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so i got the computer to boot onto USb.. started the bootloader and it was all working.. now it says
phone should reboot and being root program or something like that..
and then it says --waiting for device--
but nothing is happening. my phone is on the botloader screen...
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did you see yellow "boot baby... boot" screen
and yellow dots for 3-5 minutes
then your options?
I saw nothing but my pc going through all this white letters then it took like 3 minutes to load 100% of some thing to my phone.. if i didnt full charge it could that be the problem?
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should i have backed up my device,,,,
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should i have backed up my device,,,,
limited what you can back up, until rooted

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don't use numbers on right side of you keyboard, just use the ones above qwerty
turn phone on, connect to pc with usb cable

on phone check usb debugging (settings/apps/development)

on phone select charge only usb mode (pull down usb options from top info bar)
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program will use adb to push
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data/local.prop /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5
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manually reboot phone to bootloader, To put your D2G(/D2) in bootloader mode, power down and power on while either holding both volume buttons, or the up arrow on the keyboard.
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yes it all got onto device then the pc told me to wait for device to reboot(after it had put something on my device) to further the rootprogramming or something. it stayed there for forever.. i assume i need to have 100% charge.. hard thing to do becasue my phone stops charging when battery reeaches 100% but it doesnt charge past.. so immediately the capacity drops to 90%...
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just safer to have charged battery
bad battery fails flashing in bootloader

just disconnect phone reboot, reconnect to pc, and see if it will complete
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bad battery fails flashing in bootloader

just disconnect phone reboot, reconnect to pc, and see if it will complete
i rebooted phone i think.. held power button till scren turned off.. took out battery.. restarted into bootloader.. nothing. does it affect the process that while the pc told me the device should load i started typing random things?
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no not bootloader, normal os
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no not bootloader, normal os
oaky i restarted whole process.. (ALT CTL DLT) and redid this. its at the main screen.. which option do i choose.. 1. flash
2. root
3. shutdown
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